Carol Andrews

Carol experienced mother loss as a teenager when her mother was diagnosed with a debilitating, long-term illness. Eventually her mother died when Carol was 43. She is excited about helping and connecting with other women through Conversations and Connections. “My dream is have a place where motherless daughters can come...

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Cara Barth

I am passionate about empowering individuals through holistic healing. This vision grew from my personal grief experiences, which included, loss of dear loved ones, divorce and mandated life “re-assessments”. My specialty is “Transitional Grief Patterning (TGF).”  TGF focuses on the fact that ANY loss in one’s life may develop into...

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Penny Cesco

I was 23 years young when I lost my mother. She was only 52. That year was 1979, so my journey has been long.  There have been so many events in my life I wish I could have shared with my mother.  In 1999, I experienced some difficult situations and...

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Jenny Crabtree

Jenny Crabtree lost her mother in 2008 to a devastating injury, which subsequently took her life at the age of eighty. A close friend recommended the Motherless Daughters class, which she took in early 2011. It was during the class that she had to face the reality that she was...

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Mary Ellen Collins

When I was 15, I lost my mother to breast cancer. Only when I was stricken with a severe illness in 1999 was I forced to examine how mother loss has affected my life. As a result of confronting the early loss of my mother, I developed and began the...

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Cathy DiBella

My mother loss began at birth; she was there for me physically but emotionally left me empty. Because of this lack of emotional connection, I was very angry as a child and this continued as I became an adult. In 2004, I became so exhausted from being angry, I decided...

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Paula Eggebrecht

My mom passed away the day before Mother’s Day in 2009. I then became the full time caregiver for my father who had dementia. He passed away 2 1/2 years later. A close friend of mine referred me to the Motherless Daughters Ministries. While attending the 12 week class, I...

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Colleen Ehrnschwender

My mother is 88 years old, but I lost her around the time I turned twelve. She essentially became the child; me the mom. And how terribly ill-equipped I was to take on this role. I have spent most of my adult life trying to answer the “why” and the...

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Laura Horn

My mother loss is three fold.  My father died in 1995 and my mother moved to Cincinnati.  I never really felt close to her and realized that part of that was because I never felt my mom was there for me as a child.  She was always busy but didn’t...

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Lisa Potzick

My motherless daughter experience was in 2 parts. The first part was when I was 12. My mom could not deal with me growing up, was unable to talk to me about life, and was not able to reach back when I reached out to her. The second loss was...

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Judy Roll

My mother loss began at birth. My maternal grandmother died 10 months before my birth and WWII began 6 weeks after my birth. The world was in turmoil and my mom was grieving. After the war our family was stable until I was 10, when my father became critically ill...

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Deanna Sayles

In 2013, my parent’s lost their house to a fire and six weeks later my Mom’s 16 month battle of pancreatic cancer finally came to an end.I was the oldest of three and the only girl. My Mom and I had a difficult relationship throughout my entire adult life. The...

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